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Fielding her dream: Teacher cultivates family business

Two years ago, Carrie Buppert Frasure returned to the fields and greenhouses of her family’s business, Buppert’s Doran’s Chance Farm in Marriottsville. There, they raise and sell flowers, fruits and vegetables. Frasure’s husband, Jesse, is the part-time beekeeper, and their ...

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Farmers’ income forecast to drop (access required)

Net income for U.S. farmers is expected to fall by nearly 32 percent this year because of low crop prices and increasing expenses, placing many farmers in an unprofitable situation. The U.S. Department of Agriculture released estimates on Tuesday that ...

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Good week for chicken farmers; bad week for employees of Angelos’ firm (access required)

Chicken farmers on Maryland’s Eastern Shore received a little boost this week after Gov.-elect Larry Hogan said his first fight upon arriving in Annapolis would be to oppose fertilizer regulations. However, it’s been a bad week for some employees of The Law Offices of Peter G. Angelos

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USDA details new risk-based farm payment programs

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says farmers can begin signing up for new safety net programs next week established in the 2014 farm bill that replace the much-criticized direct payments with government payouts based on risks farmers face.

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